My least favourite building material, I think of the Atlantic Wall fortifications, Brutalist architecture, the Maginot Line to name a few edifices….
Here we visit the massive Zeppelinfeld tribune (inspired by the Hellenic temple of Pergamon) on the Dutzendteich, Nuremberg…..a Third Reich relic remaining as a reminder of totalitarian ideology and a warning to future generations. I recall an exhibition, entitled “Faszination und Gewalt: Das Reichsparteitagsgeläde in Nürnberg”:
Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here
I’ve come to appreciate some brutalist architecture. But I had to work at it!
Yes, agreed…but this one was visited not for appreciation, but history
The Maginot Line is on my list of places to visit,
Try Simserhof….quite extensive
Ah yes, site of the US victory parade – could you see the remains of the destroyed swastika?
I hope the future generations pay heed. 🙄💗
I am actually a fan of Brutalist Architecture, and have written about it on my blog in the past.
Best wishes, Pete.
Yes, I do recall, Pete
(There was also an article published online, and nominated for a prize. (Didn’t win though. 🙂 )
Great photograph of the Steintribüne. I pass it on my way to work every day.
Many thanks, Marcus! I saw it a couple of times wham visiting a friend in Nuremberg in the 1980s
And a magnificent one.
Quite an edifice
True, but I was referring to the solo person. It’s a great image.
Many thanks, Jude! I had in my mind how I wanted the image to look, so I got my then partner to walk down the steps…my own bit of staging in the late ‘70s or early 80s!
I actually prefer the back of this monstrosity. It’s a bare wall (at least it was many years ago when I visited), used as a kind of open squash court. I always think that this is far better than either leaving the remains, maybe to be admired by some misguided fools, or being torn down (because in a perverse way this is a kind of recognistion). Using it in an irreverent way with no regard for that history is a nose thumbing. Having said that – a great shot!
Good point, Elke. When I went, there was information as a warning from history in the hall. But I’m pleased you like this image
In the 80s they had walkman’s with information to borrow on a walk around the whole area, the Reichparteitagsgelände (they probably do it with QR codes these days). I found it very enlightening.
I think I was there in 1979, no Walkmans then…